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Respiratory Muscles

Introduction

Fiber Composition of the Respiratory Muscles

Mechanical Actions of the Respiratory Muscles: The Diaphragm

Mechanical Actions of the Respiratory Muscles: The Intercostal Muscles

Mechanical Actions of the Respiratory Muscles: Other Respiratory Muscles of the Rib Cage

Mechanical Actions of the Respiratory Muscles: The Abdominal Muscles

Posture effects

Loss of Diaphragmatic Function

Emphysema